Fisherman stabs himself in leg while cutting shark off line

A man had to be flown to hospital after accidentally stabbing himself while cutting a shark off his fishing line. The commercial fisherman, who was in his 40s, had been out at sea in fairly rough seas on Monday when he caught a blue shark, Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter paramedic Chris Deacon said. While trying to cut it off the line he accidentally stabbed himself with his filleting knife. “They had been at sea for a few days and there was a reasonable-sized swell and they were fishing for blue-finned tuna when they pulled up a blue shark which was quite large, and he was trying to cut it off his line,” he said. click here to read the story, and be careful out there! 09:15